Having got back from holiday I checked what was happening at CoW, which is in less than a month's time.
It appears that I'm offering a session with my 19th Century Chinese rules. I felt like I needed a refresher, so I set up a simple game last Thursday evening.
I went for a fairly open terrain, with two British infantry brigades supported by cavalry attacking all the Chinese I had finished painting. I'm afraid that some bits and pieces still had to come from my Sudan collection as not everything is done yet.
Alas by the time I got the camera out to photograph one of the Manchu units had routed and was streaming to the rear.
Not a very clear description of the game. Here are a few more of my pictures just to round the post off.
A better picture of the Chinese artillery and their infantry support.
The game was an important refresher on my ideas on the period, and I took a lot of notes. The rules are half way through a re-write. Most of the design decisions are holding up, so it is just a case of calibrating exactly what the ranges should be and what you need to roll to hit. I need to lok more closely at command and unit activation, however.
Very pleased with the progress so far.